The Limehouse Cut – first navigable canal ever built in London

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The now demolished Premier Metropolis factory, Burdett Road, Limehouse

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Flats on the site of the Premier Metropolis factory

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‘The Pier’ or whatever! Useful observation platform for looking up and down the straight section of the Limehouse Cut

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New flats at Bow Common Lane

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View looking west down the Limehouse Cut at Alphabet Square, showing the waterway’s generous width

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2012: Remains of older industry that utilised the Limehouse Cut before commercial traffic ceased in the 1980’s. The blue bridge next to it is the Docklands line

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Fishing on the Limehouse Cut near the Blackwall Tunnel approach road

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Former British Waterways’ award winning floating towpath at Bromley By Bow

This is where the Limehouse Cut leaves it’s lenghty straight section and curves through the A102M Blackwall Tunnel approach road bridge.

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Plaque – the floating towpath at Bow/A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road

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The floating walkway joins the Lee Navigation’s towpath at Bow Locks

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The end of the Limehouse Cut at Bow Locks.

From this point the waterway is officially the Lee Navigation which extends to Hertford.

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